Monday, October 11, 2010

Dal Fry


If you’re looking for a great way to jazz up plain dal, look no further- this one definitely hits the spot.
If you're like me and always have cooked dal on hand, this dish comes together very quickly. I’ve been making dal fry very frequently since I first saw this recipe on Sanjeev Kapoor’s site. This is a refreshing change from my usual dal preparations.

Ingredients:
1 cup toor dal, cooked
½ medium onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, chopped

For seasoning:
1 Tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
½ tsp cumin seeds
3 cloves of garlic, crushed and minced
½ tsp ginger
3 green chillies, finely chopped
Chilli powder
Amchur powder
Pepper, powdered
A handful of coriander leaves, chopped
Lemon or lime juice
Salt to taste

Method:
Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds followed by garlic, ginger, green chillies, and onions. Cook till the onions soften and are lightly browned; then add the tomatoes
Stir in the spice powders (chilli, amchur & pepper). Cover and cook till the tomatoes become mushy.

Add the dal, mix well with the other ingredients and cook. Add desired amounts of water depending on the final consistency desired. Bring to a boil.

Garnish with coriander leaves and add a good squeeze of lemon or lime juice after turning off the heat. Serve hot.


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Sharmilee! :) said...

Any time comfort meal

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